Gabrielle Bisset

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

ROW 80 Check In 6-15 And Updates On So Many Things

Another Wednesday, and ROW 80 for this round is almost over.  Next week is the last check in and then ROW 80 begins again in July.  It's been fun meeting new writers and hearing about their successes and  tribulations.  I don't think I'll be joining in the next ROW 80, though, because I'm just too busy, as you can see by my Upcoming Appearances page and my post below. 

So what have I been doing on the writing scene this week?  Technically, I didn't meet my goal of 3500 words in any manuscript.  Masquerade is sitting on page 70, so I think I may have only gotten around 2500 words written in it this week.  Have I been slacking off?  Well, not exactly.  I had eight guest blog posts to write and two interviews to complete, in addition to doing an interview online, so I've been writing, but just not in my book!  LOL 

In addition, I'm 50% finished with typing Love's Master, which is due out in mid-July.  I'm thinking around the 14th, but nothing is written in stone for now.  However, when I type, I edit as I go along (the second time editing--the first is as I'm writing), so that means more writing because I'm the type of writer whose first draft is always missing the descriptive details.  Then there's the checking the flow and voice of the scene I'm typing...and the typing itself, which is a huge drag.  But I digress.

I'm thrilled to say that as of this morning, Vampire Dreams has sold 45 copies since it first went on sale 15 days ago (18 days ago on Smashwords).  I've been averaging 5 sales a day in the past week, so I hope this continues.  A wonderful reviewer named Monique gave the book 5 stars and recommended it to her group on Facebook, Romance Novel Junkies, so I was thrilled!  The book tour I'm doing with Bewitching Book Tours has been great, and I received a 4.5 star review the other day over at Live To Read.  Today I'm at Getting Naughty Between The Stacks for a guest blog on Alpha and Beta vampires and a giveaway, so check that out for the chance to win.  And make sure to check out Roxanne Rhoads's fantastic site, Fang-tastic Books, for another chance to win.  Both contests are open for the rest of the week, so click on over for your chance!  And don't you love both those blog names? 

And what about my first novel?  Well, the people at Siren have sent me the banner you see at the top of the page, and as soon as the book is available for pre-order (I think today or tomorrow), the banner will link to the buy page for Stolen Destiny.  Exciting stuff!  I can only hope Stolen Destiny receives as wonderful a reception as Vampire Dreams has.

I'm off to write a bunch more guest blogs and get ready for another giveaway hop.  (I think I'm addicted!)  This one is the Spring Into Summer Blog Giveaway Hop and it begins on Friday, so make sure to check back then.  Over 40 blogs are going to be giving away some fun bookish stuff.  And the winners for the Small Blogs, Big Giveaways hop have been drawn.  The lucky winners are: 
1st Winner: xxsquigglesxx
2nd:  Michelle W
3rd: jeanette8042
And the following people will win a giftcard:
Bekka @ Pretty Deadly Reviews, Carol Luciano, Library Lady, Krystal Larson  and  Jessica @ Book Passion for Life

 The remaining prizes will go to The Magic Attic!

Congratulations to everyone who won, and keep an eye out for the next edition of that giveaway hop coming in August! 

To see how everyone else in ROW 80 is going, click HERE


Claudia Lefeve said...

You have so much going on (all wonderful), so I'm going to sum my comment up in one word...(ok, two words) YOU ROCK!!

I can't wait to get my hands on Vampire Dreams :)

Lauren said...

Good luck with all of your events. It does sound like you are quite busy! I love visiting your blog, so I'll try to keep up even though it won't be for ROW80 :)

Bree said...

Wow! You're a busy bee. Congrats on the book sales.

Gabrielle said...

Thanks guys! You're the best!

Julius Cicero said...

You've been tagged on my blog, you're it!